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Feb092013

Cameroonian Recipes

Bring a taste of Cameroon and West Africa into your kitchen with these recipes! They are a delicious way to mix up your dinner routine. 

Cameroon is an ethnically and geographically diverse country and the country's cuisine reflects this diversity. Over the next couple of weeks we will be adding a selection of Cameroonian recipes to our blog. First up, a basic tomato stew with rice, fried plantains and pili pili sauce.

 

TOMATO STEW

Ingredients
8-10 big tomatoes, chopped                                                    
1 large onion, chopped
½ - 1 cup vegetable oil 
fresh hot pepper (to taste)
1 Tbsp ground ginger 
3 cloves garlic 
1 tsp salt 
2 bullion cubes
1 Tbsp tomato paste

Saute onion in 1 Tbsp vegetable oil in a large pot. Add the chopped tomatoes and the rest of the oil and salt. Add the other ingredients. Cook for at least half an hour, and serve over rice or with fried plantains.

You may think you're adding too much oil, but it should be oily.

Tomato stew served over rice, with fried plantains.

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FRIED PLANTAINS                                    

Ingredients
very ripe plantains                                                                 
oil 

Peel plantains and slice lengthwise, or at a diagonal. Heat oil in a skillet. Place slices in hot oil (they should be covered). Turn once for even cooking. When golden brown, remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Optional: sprinkle with a little salt. Let cool before eating. Serve with pili.

Use very ripe plantains; they will be black. The plantain shown here with just a little green isn't ripe enough. 

The plantains should be cooked in enough vegetable oil to cover them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PILI PILI

This spicy tomato condiment goes well with fried plantains or fries.

Ingredients
2 cups chopped tomatoes
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 c onion, finely chopped
1 tsp chopped habanero

Mix all ingredients together and blend. Store in a covered jar in refrigerator. Serve cold.

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Reader Comments (2)

mmmh............. looks appealing . I saw this competition that I think you would be just the right person for! It is about creating the national dish of your country. What would you say that is for Cameroon?? Would be awesome if you could be the representative for our country :) Here's more info about it: http://www.slideshare.net/IngredientMatcher/competition-from-ingredient-matcher-cook-your-national-dish-25773568:
And here's their facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/IngredientMatcher

September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Kinyua

nice one i will post some recipes in the future.thanks

November 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEurodecorating London

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